The San Benito County Historical and Recreational Park is located on Highway 25, 1 mile south of Tres Pinos. Visit the Historical Village today



The San Benito County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 organization and relies on its members for operating costs throughout the year. We encourage you to join our organization.



2nd Monday of each month

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

No charge for visit during these hours.

PLEASE E-mail prior to visit.



The Wapple House Museum is open

Friday and Saturday

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

498 Fifth Street

(Corner of Fifth and West

next to  the County Library)

Funded in part by grants provided by the

Community Foundation for SBC and the

Monterey Peninsula Foundation,

host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Make A Gift

Learn about the many benefits of planned giving to the San Benito County Historical Society through the Community Foundation, your charitable giving partner.

For more information and to give, visit the Foundation’s
Giving Page.

Guidelines for use of the Research Center

Please let us know in advance when you are planning to visit
Please sign in

Staff will pull materials for you and will also refile or re-shelve them
No food or drinks allowed
Pencils or laptops only
Permission for digital photos of our holdings required in advance
No digital photos or photocopies of our photos
Fee for photocopies: 25 cents each

Photo Reproduction / Publication

With the rich history of San Benito County, we get many requests for photos to be reproduced or used in various publications.  Be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules and guidelines and fees regarding the use of photos in your project.

Photo Policy and Fee Schedule (PDF)

Photo Service Agreement (PDF)
Request for Permission to Publish (PDF)

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at research@sbchistoricalsociety.org.